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in kentucky. can paul ryan keep the republican momentum going in his face-off with joe biden? >> skrooip vice-presidential candidates joe biden get their chance when the two square off in kentucky in the one and only debate. and jason, let's first talk about, i guess it's been six weeks or so since the paul ryan selection. how well has he done on the ticket and added to the romney campaign? >> well, i think he's helped to energize republicans and i think he's helped romney and turned out to be a solid pick and the first role is do no harm and he's cleared that bar. i don't think he's helped as much in wisconsin, romney was hoping to get a pump there and maybe make it more competitive and the real clear politics average, up by about seven points and that hasn't panned out and put a bunch of ads out after the convention and wanted to put wisconsin in play and that hasn't worked out. overall, i think that ryan has been a solid pick and part of the debate and there's no evidence that it's harming the ticket. >> paul: kim, the poll right after the ryan pick for the two weeks leading up to the repu
-time friend of joe biden, and republican party chairman reince priebus. and mayor nutter, stand by with me, and i want to get to the party chairman, and we'll be back with you. mr. chairman, thank you for joining us. i want to talk about the great burden of great expectations. there was a cnn poll, and who is going to win the vice presidential debate? the answer was biden, 39%, ryan, 55%. in many ways this mirrors what happened to the presidential debate? everyone thought president obama would win, so there's great expectations here for ryan. how much of a microscope do you think there will be on him? >> i'm not so sure about that. i mean, i don't dispute your polling there, but i think most people understand that joe biden has been debating for a long time, since the early 1900s. >> he knows his stuff. >> right. i think what you see, though, in some of that polling is that some of the, you know, joe biden as of late put his foot in his mouth a few times in very public ways. he said that the middle class was crushed under, you know, the policies of obama and biden, and he said some things
in kentucky. can paul ryan keep the republican momentum going in his face-off with joe biden? [ male announcer ] this is rudy. his morninstarts with arthritis pain. and two pills. afternoon's overhaul starts with more pain. more pil. triple checking hydraulics. the evening brin more pain. so, back to more pills. almost done, when... hang on. stan's doctor recommended aleve. it can keep pain away all day with fewer pills than tylenol. this is rudy. who switched to aleve. and two pills for a day free of pain. ♪ and get the all day pain relief of aleve in liquid gels. and these come together, one thing you can depend on is that these will come together. delicious and wholesome. some combinations were just meant to be. tomato soup from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. >> skrooip vice-presidential candidates joe biden get their chance when the two square off in kentucky in the one and only debate. and jason, let's first talk about, i guess it's been six weeks or so since the paul ryan selection. how well has he done on the ticket and added to the romney campaign? >> well, i think he's
, of course, you don't want to forget that the vice presidential debate is this thursday. joe biden and paul ryan squaring off. our cnn coverage begins at 7:00 eastern time. >>> all right. some news for your car out there. honda is recalling 268,000 crvs, its popular suv, model years 2002 to 2006. they say there's a faulty window stwich in the driver's side door, and if it gets wet it can start fire. no crashes or injuries have been reported but honda knows a four-switch fires. >>> space travel will be a business with a launch tonight. spacex wilt pd send the first privately contracted mission to the international space station. launch time is 8:30 p.m. eastern time. spacex successfully demonstrated it could do the job back in may when it docked a capsule with the space station. tonight's launch is the first of many under a $1.6 billion contract with nasa. >>> latino voters are vital to president obama and mitt romney in the upcoming election. we're looking at the issues that will most impact their votes. online outfit piccolo headphones buy now broadway show megapixels place to sleep little
. you can watch the vice presidential debate right here on cnn this week. joe biden/paul ryan go at it on thursday. the coverage begins at 7:00 eastern time. >>> the rumble in the air-conditioned auditorium lived up to the name last neat. fox news host bill o'reilly and jon stewart faced off in a debate at george washington university. some found it more entertaining than the presidential one. >> in man has offended -- this man over here has offended every single american. are you go to stand there -- are you sitting or standing? >> i read the bible. >> we are only as good as dpaish. >> i am short, but when you tell me i'm short, i don't blame the liberal weights or measures bureau or suggest my numbers are skews and i'm really 6'1" if only the lame street media would tell people. i trust i'm 5'7". >> you don't know this, but the feds pay for that licft. all right? >> if you missed it last night watch it online at therumble2012.com. >>> people are lining up to stroet for president, but the man they hope to elect is in ven venezuela. we'll go there live. the countdown is on in flo
biden speeches, watching joe biden tape. >> and thanks to romney's strong performance at last world series eek debate, there's even more on the line at the v.p. showdown. >> paul, thank you for that. >>> if you hear people talking about the big debate that went down saturday night, they're talking about fox news host bill o'reilly and "the daily show" host jon stewart. it was known as the rumble in the air conditioned auditorium at the georgetown university auditorium. listen. >> president obama spent more money than all of the other presidents combined if you take out world war ii. >> my friend bill o'reilly is completely full of [ bleep ]. what we disagree on is the scope of these issues and the cause of these issues and timing of these issues. you don't want your taxes to go to something that you don't agree with, is that your premise? >> no, i want them to go -- >> no, no, no, no, no, no. >> i want them to go to people who need help. >> if you missed it last night, you can watch it on time at the rumble2012.com. >>> israel shoot downs an unmanned drone and enters its airspace. n
president joe biden made yesterday. biden warned supporters in north carolina that romney and his running mate paul ryan would raise taxes on the middle class. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class has been buried the last four years. >> of course the middle class has been buried. they're being bear rayed by regulations, by taxes, by borrowing. they're being buried by the obama administration's economic failures. >> vice president biden later tried to clarify his comments by saying the middle class was b e buried by policies mitt romney and paul ryan supported. you came watch the debate right here on nbc 4. live team coverage begins at 9:00 tonight. and that brings us to our poll question this morning. will you watch tonight's debate? let us know by taking the poll on the news 4 today facebook page. >>> this morning police are investigating a deadly stabbing. investigators say the man was stabbed afternoround 8:00 at 30 street and naylor road. the victim died. police shut down part of naylor road for a few hours to search for clues. investigators say they're looking f
the debate in the facebook page. cat u allen. >>> next thursday, it this time, vice president joe biden will face-off on topics of foreign and domestic policy. martha will moderate. we will bring it to you live right here on ktvu. we have stream tonight's debate live on ktvu.com. we will be doing the same for the upcoming debates. >>> simply amazing. the a's win the west in spectacular fashion. and we now know who they will face in the first round of the play os. it's the detroit tigers starting this weekend. if anyone would have told you in july, a's would win the west, you probably would say they are nuts. the a's pulled it off. brad english, where the champagne was flowing once again late this afternoon. fred? >> julie, second time this week. i talked to one of the age administrators. he said this standing room only crowd was the loudest crowd he's heard in the 25 years with the organization. today, they got their money's worth because the tech as rangers -- texas rangers is leading 5-1 in the fourth inning. they score 6 runs on 4 hits, 2 walks on a costly texas rangers error. rookie
vicepresidente joe biden, quien debatira la proxima semana con su opositor republicano paul ryan en kentucky. se espera que el democrata recupere terreno para su partido, abordando temas que - ante el ojo publico- el presidente perdio la oportunidad de rebatir ante mitt romney . requerira de mucha estrategia, pero tambien astucia porque paul ryan es conocido por ser un excelente defensor de las causas republicanas. a pesar de todo, una nueva encuesta pone al frente al presidente obama en estados cruciales como nevada y florida mientras sigue haciendo campaÑa en virginia y ohio, con la esperanza de que el voto de los indecisos le de un contundente margen de victoria en noviembre. los candidatos volveran a enfrentarse en debates presidenciales: uno en nueva york el 16 de octubre y lo que seria el mas decisivo, el 22 de octubre en florida. ¿dejara obama su armamento ma Ás pesado para entonces? ¿o ayudara paul ryan a que romney gane momento y favor entre los electores en el debate vice presidencial? habra que estar atentos. desde washington, claudia uceda, esto y mas ampliaremos en perspectiva
. as for vice president joe biden, he's using maryland representative chris van holland to stand in as ryan. the vp debate is set for october 11th in kentucky. >>> today the supreme court's new session begins. the nine justices will rule on several key cases, including where race should be a factor in college admissions. the court will also decide whether to curtail parts of the voting rights act of 1965. it requires the federal government oversee any election rule changes in states with a history of voting discrimination. also on the docket, whether the defense of marriage act is constitutional. it states the federal government will only recognize traditional marriages. >>> occupy d.c. is back, and it could cause some problems for your commute this morning. the group is planning to hold several demonstrations today to mark the one-year anniversary of that movement here. news 4's megan mcgrath live at farragut square now with more on what we can expect today. megan? >> reporter: good morning. we could see a pretty dicey rush hour this morning as well as some traffic tie-ups later on in the
joe biden before that debate and paul ryan debate in kentucky. that's going to be interesting. there's a little pressure on joe biden to see if he can rough up the republicans the way that president obama seemed to get a little roughed up last night. >> it's going to be more important now than last night. >> i think so. >> mark murray, thanks so much for coming over. we appreciate it. >>> a hollywood couple with a turbulent past coming up, has chris brown dumped his girlfriend so he can reunite with rihanna? >>> is britney spears being censured in her own home? even her internet use is monitored. >>> a criminal takes aim at his own lawyer in a >>> nicole kidman on her relationship with katie holmes. >> chris brown and rihanna together again, that's a question mark. joining us with the latest hollywood headlines, cohost with the russ parr daytime show. georgia, celebrity watchers across the big apple have been tracking down chris and rihanna for a while now. now we're hearing that chris brown has broken up with his girlfriend. >> sooner or later he would have to release a statement. c
government in our lives. >> we have taken the debates and broken into topic areas. joe biden is out campaigning in iowa. he talked about what he thought the president did last night. >> i thought the president did well. you never know what game that governor romney will come out with. the centerpiece of the economic policies so far has been tax cuts. last night we found out that he does not -- i guess the outdoors that to china -- outsourced that to china. i don't know. i think as time goes on, it will become pretty clear that the governor romney has changed a number of his positions are does not remember his positions. at the end of the day, we have bought two debates coming up for the president, and i feel real good about it. -- we have two the dates coming up for the president, and i feel real good about it. it is easy to say i would have done this or said that, but remember he was in front of many people. all debates are tough. i am looking forward to it. the thing with congressman ryan is that he has been straightforward up until now. there are significant changes he wants to m
americans have been buried. they have been crushed. martha: joe biden had a bit of a gaffe using that same line and mitt romney put it back at him last night. candidates will barely have time to catch their breath. they get back on the campaign trail today. the president will be in colorado and wisconsin. the romney camp moves along to the swing state of virginia. you have got 13 electoral votes up there. bill: we find john roberts in fishersville, virginia. >> we have a concert here in the heart of the shenandoah valley. country music star trace atkins will be joining the governor. chris christie promised a restart of the campaign. it's unanimous the government won that debate. the snap polls after the debate showed that. the governor promised he would aggressively counterattack against any mischaracterizations the president threw his way. an did that all night on the offense. he did offer some level of detail. >> i will eliminate all programs by this test if they don't pass it. is the program so critical it's worth borrowing money from china to pay for it? if not i will get rid of it. ob
for debate preparations. their debate is 11 days away, but vice president joe biden and romney running mate paul ryan are already mixing it up at a campaign stop in florida. the vice president said romney's economic plan would hit seniors with more taxes on their social security benefits. ryan fired back at a rally in ohio, accusing biden trying to scare people for political gain. >> joe biden himself voted to raise taxes on social security benefits and as a senator, president obama voted to keep those tax increases in place three times. i want to be very clear about this. mitt romney and i will never waiver in our commitment to our seniors. our plans actually saved these programs. >> biden and ryan's one and only debate is next thursday in kentucky. >>> and former republican presidential candidate rick santorum says mitt romney and republicans should support todd akin. he says an akin win is essential for the republican party to win control of the senate. akin is challenging claire mccaskill. he has been criticized after using the term "legitimate rape." our abundant natural gas is already
for a wrap-up of the debate at 11:00. >>> vice-president joe biden says the middle class has been buried for the last four years. the republicans couldn't agree more. during a campaign stop in charlotte, the v.p. criticized mitt romney for proposing policies that biden said would cut taxes for millionaires and raise them for middle class families. >> this is deadly earnest. how they can justify, how they can justify raising taxes in the middle class that's been buried the last four years, how in lord's name can they justify raising their taxes with these tax cuts. look, folks, we've seen this movie before. >> so the romney camp jumps all over that. a spokeswoman says she couldn't agree more. she said the middle class has been buried under president obama's policies. >>> new at 11:00, a vicious game caught beating on camera and the man believed to have orchestrated the whole thing is facing up to 25 years in prison following a guilty verdict. today our ken molestina was in that courtroom. he's got the disturbing images. >> reporter: montgomery county prosecutor say you're looking at a gan
that camp. his debate with vice president joe biden is set for thursday, october 11th, in kentucky. advisers for ryan are already downplaying expectations, calling vice president biden one of the most experienced debaters in politics. >>> today vice president biden will visit the pentagon to recognize a vehicle that has saved countless lives in iraq and afghanistan. they are called mine resistant, ambush protected vehicles, and they protect service members from hidden roadside bombs. as a senator, biden pushed for the development and use for the vehicles because of the high number of service members being killed by hidden bombs. >>> 4:35 is our time. this week marks ten years since the beginning of the beltway sniper attacks that paralyzed our area. now lee boyd malvo is opening up and goiapologizing for his acti. malvo spoke of the attacks that injured ten and killed three others over a three-week span in 2002. right now he's serving a life sentence without parole in a virginia prison. in the interview, malvo was remorseful, and he took responsibility for his actions. >> i am sorry. i am so
. >> that you. >> checking on twitter, joe biden tweeted on the debate. taking your calls and reactions to the first presidential debate. next up is arizona. i am sorry, you are in arkansas. >> i thought this was a good solid basis for the first of three debates between two very good candidates that have never spoken face to face in a debate setting. i was really impressed by mitt romney, how he was talking about a new tax as a coast -- a new past as opposed to a "change" that we have not seen in four years. i'll was impressed on the tactics that obama is using to propose mitt's proposed health obligations to change "obama care." obamacare has not worked in its inception and it will not be working in its conclusion. my wife just went to open heart surgery. she is a medicare recipient herself. if we have obama for president, people like my wife will be left out in the cold. i thought mitt had great brown worked in massachusetts that got kicked in the paper shredder and let in red tape. if it had gone through, we would have seen massachusetts shine like a universe. in the next two debates
by then senator joe biden and sarah palin at washington university. at san 3:00 p.m., a vice president george bush and rep ferraro. at 11:45 p.m., and center dan lloyd and signaturesaid mr. bentsen. >> on the fourth day of being in office, a weaver sitting in the oval office. larry summers was looking at this year's budget. you're going to have $1 trillion deficit. he said i have not done anything yet. >> we can not keep looking our children in the eye knowing that we're going to give them a diminished future because we're spending their money today. it is a very simple idea. mayor ron and i am going to bring it to washington. we have to stop spending money we do not have. we must cut spending. we must get this balanced budget. we must get this debt under control. >> congressman paul ryan and joe biden will face off in their only debate. martha margaret. you can watch and engage with our live in debate preview starting seven got p.m. eastern filed by the debate at 9:00. your reaction at and 30 p.m. -- at 10:30 p.m. >> c-span's debate website provides life and on demand coverage of all the presiden
on the debate stage, paul ryan and joe biden will go head to head on october 11 in kentucky. derek? >> all right, looking forward to that one as well, thank you, top. >>> joining us now to fast check some of the points made by both candidates, u.s.a. today politics editor, thank you so much for coming in. >> my pleasure. >> i'm glad that you're wide awake. a long night last night. now, you said it was pretty hard to fast check. how come? >> well, it was full of statements that are more or less true or more or less untrue depending on where you will sit at the moment. >> i see. so in other words you needed to show the new one to figure out who was telling the truth, making it a hot tougher? >> yes, absolutely. we'll talk about some of those statements because the $5 trillion tax cut is one of the things that took up a lot of that first debate. something we talk about last night. now, let's listen to president obama talk about it. >> governor romney's central economic man calls for a $5 trillion tax cut on top of the bush tax cuts, another $1 trillion and $2 trillion in additional military spendin
is a witty guy and has been doing this four years. you're not going to rattle joe biden. he is the sitting vice-president and ran for president twice. what i hope to achieve is to give people an alternative, a very different governing policy and a different philosophy. joe is very good on the attack, and trying to confuse the issues so that the person leaves the debate confused about who stands for what. my job is to make sure they are not confused about what we stand for and what they stand for. >> you have said olsen, a supreme court appellate lawyer, who won bush versus courgore, as -in. standin >> he is one of the best litigators in americate. he has studied joe biden's tapes and his style. host: he's been preparing for the debate with ted. in kentucky and that is the second of four debates. the first one in denver this wednesday between the president and mitt romney. fort meade is on a line for democrats, john, good morning. caller: good morning. thanks for taking my call. i have been a registered democrat all my life. my dad was a union electrician growing up in west virginia, the co
, 3, maybe 4 bump out of this. what's interesting is it puts all the pressure on joe biden next week. who would have thought joe biden would be the savior. this is joe's moment coming up. >> supporters of the president, the only defense they'll be using is john kerry won in the first debate and george bush wound up in the presidency. how many undecided voters out there? enough to sway the vote in. >> if i'm in the obama campaign, i'm very worried about this. even though the polls say they are 5 or 6% undecided voters. the committed voters is only in about the 60s. that's a big gap of people who can shift and stay home and do something else. you've got to remote vat them. -- reç!rut1>0@6cj, >> we are tracking an area of low pressure well off the california coast right now. we do have the potential to warm up with that low pressure system into the weekend. current conditions 59 out the door napa 62 in hayward. '60s and '70s by lunch time around the bay area. is pretty comfortable in to your afternoon highs there is lots of orange indicating where we can see some eighties. livermore an
at joe biden and say, listen, he really identifies with middle class folks. he can be gaffe prone, but he also can be good. his speech at the democratic convention was arguably very good. setting the table for that debate, we'll have plenty of days to talk about it, but bouncing off that sound bite? >> he is good. that's not the point. the point is that if you were to string together a couple months worth of his comments such as the middle class has been buried under the obama administration, i mean, these are things that i think other people if they said would paint a very frightening picture to people of the administration. but he is allowed to continue to do this. so the set-up is, we go in with the lowest of lowest of lowest of expectations of him, expecting him to say even crazy things, or things that are factually not true. and so it's going to be very difficult for, i think -- it will be difficult for anyone to say he has done something that crossed some line that he shouldn't cross. >> bret: i want to end on this one points, we didn't cover it. the controversy about big bird. and
are kept. they have laid out clearly that what barack obama and joe biden did is they endangered medicare, they stole money from medicare, they give it to obamacare. you see the ads. nothing could be further from the truth. >> congressman paul ryan and vice-president joe biden will face off in their only debate. abc news moderates from danville, ky. you can watch and engage with c- span with our live debate preview starting at 7:00 p.m. eastern, all by the debate at 9:00 p.m. and then your calls and reactions at 10:30 p.m. >> our road to the white house picking up again this morning. president obama is at george mason university. we will have that live when it begins and take your phone call reactions. until then, the conversation about the presidential race from this morning's "washington journal." host: a syndicated columnist and has a new book out. this morning. this is number what? no. 9. host: it is called "mugged: racial demagoguery from the seventies to obama." are going to talk about that. where do you think the presidential race is right now. guest: mitt romney is looking very go
by senator joe biden and governor sarah palin debating in 2008. then the 1984 meeting of vice president george bush and representative geraldine ferraro. and senator dan quayle and senator lloyd bentsen debating in 1988. it all begins tomorrow evening at 7:00 p.m. eastern here on c-span. c-span's campaign 2012 debate hub website provides live and on demand coverage of all the presidential and vice-presidential debates. and it's the only place where you'll see our live coverage of behind-the-scenes sights and sounds before and after the debates. the site has each debate question available as a separate clip. where you can search and watch by topic, watch viewer-created clips as well. and read streaming tweets from political reporters and other viewer reactions at c-span's 2012 campaign debate hub. go to c-span.org/debates. >> governor mitt romney -- >> republican presidential candidate mitt romney says that the unemployment rate has come down because people have stopped looking for work. and that fewer jobs have been created this month than last. he spoke at a campaign rally at carter ma
appearances and attacks before the debate are being handed off to the number twos. paul ryan and joe biden hit the trial while their bosses brush up. >> and while this first debate is focused primarily on domestic issues, foreign policy is playing a much larger role out in the campaign trail. especially in the wake of the attack on the consulate in libya. in washington, doug luzader, fox news. >>> and we're learning more about that attack on the american consulate last month. months earlier, a team of american special forces went in to asty in benghazi. they also reportedly trained local militias in protecting the consulate. while the state department then became responsible for security there, but never put in a request to the pentagon for more protection. this comes as the white house is rejecting calls for ambassador susan wright to resign for saying that the attacks were sparked by the offensive antes-muslim film. >>> it is 7:22. we will tell you why it is a little more pricey in the district for food. and why you have to pay. >>> and christmas is months away but it is shaping up to be a b
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laid out clearly, they say, that what barack obama and joe biden did they have endangered medicare. they have stole money from medicare and they have done it to get obamacare and all this. and you see it in the ads and hear it in everything they say. nothing could be further from the truth. >> next thursday night, october 11th, congressman paul ryan and vice president joe biden will face off in their only debate. abc news's martha radditz moderates from center college in danville, kentucky. you can watch and engage with c-span in the live debate preview at 7:00 p.m. iron and following the debate at 9:00. e-mails, calls and tweets at 10:30. c-span radio and c-span online at c-span.org. >>> coming up tonight on c-span2, brookings institution forum on presidential leadership styles. that is followed by a look at the reasoning why behind some people vote. later we take a look at the impact of the youth vote in the 2012 presidential election. >>> tomorrow on "washington journal", your reaction to the presidential debate. which candidate best addressed your concerns and the issues that m
edwards. followed by senator joe biden and governor sarah palin debating in 2008. then the 1984 meeting of vice- president george bush and rep geraldine farrar and senator dan quayle and lloyd bentsen the bidding in 1988. it all begins tomorrow at 7 eastern here on c-span. c-span's kan 0.2012 website provides live and on demand coverage of all the vice- president of the dates -- c- span's campaign and its " website provides live at and automatic coverage of all the vice-presidential debate. read streaming twwets from political reporters and other reactions at the campaign 2012 debate habra. -- debate hub. >> mitt romney said the unemployment rate has come down and that fewer jobs have degraded this month than last. he spoke at a campaign rally at carter machinery company in abingdon, virginia. this is about 30 minutes. ♪ >> wow, that is quite a welcome. thank you, virginia. i love you, too, guys. >> mitt, mitt, mitt, mitt! >> thank you. thank you. gosh, just spent a half-hour with your fine citizens who want to keep working in this area. a farm couple wonders if they are going to keep
. >> they have laid out clearly that what barack obama and joe biden did was stole money from medicare to get obamacare and you see it in the ads and here in everything they say. nothing could be further from the truth. >> martha raddatz moderates and you can watch and engage with c- span starting at 7:00 p.m. and followed by the debate at 9:00 p.m. follow our live coverage on c- span, c-span radio, and online and c-span.org. >> it is a great inside looked to what is happening in washington and it changes your view. it is different than regular media. it shows a lot of what is real and what is going on. i watched hearings on c-span and when the senate and house votes on different bills. and when the supreme court has hearings. we watched different decisions and opinions on c-span. >> c-span, created in 979 and brought to as the public service by local television provider -- created in 1979. >> "washington journal" continues. host: next up is katrina vanden heuvel, editor and publisher of "the nation." we just got the new jobless number. the unemployment rate has dropped to 7.8%. what is your
in denver then he heads to madison wisconsin. joe biden is in iowa and mitt romney is in virginia. but who wants to talk about all of that when what you really want to talk about is the debates. a lot of claims thrown around last night. we're going to do some fact checking for you this morning. but first let's start out with a bit of a recap. of the debate was moderated by mitt romney. oh wait, we mean jim lehrer who i think it is safe to say did worse than expected. the president did not perform up to his usual standards and mitt romney came out swinging taking a very offensive approach against the president as well as jim lehrer, big barned the entire pbs crew. the debate focus around the economy as we knew it would and the candidates traded jabs over tax policies for the middle class. >> romney: under the president's policies middle income americans have been buried. they've been crushed. i will not under any circumstances, raise taxes on middle income families. >> obama: now, five weeks before the election, he
president joe biden who is kind of in the minority of people this morning who think president obama was the big winner in the debate last night. liste listen. >> if you just finished watching the debate like i did, i'm sure you're as proud of president obama as i am. i have been saying for a long time this election presents the starkest choice in my memory. the president did a wonderful job in making it clear just how stark that choice is. >> well, i think he's right about the election presents the starkest choice in his memory. polls, though, and pundits on both sides don't agree with the other parts of what he said. much of the debate focused on issues, much of the buzz was that mitt romney came out strong while president obama was actually not strong. let's bring in the man who advised the president about the economy for years. austan goolsbee. nice to have you with us. the first interesting conversation, i thought, was this $5 trillion tax cut. let's play what the president said. let's play what mitt romney had as a rejoineder and then we'll discuss. >> calls for a $5 trillion t
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